Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Allure Sample Society Box

The Allure Sample Society beauty box is a monthly service for beauty products that promises 5 fresh deluxe sized samples from luxury brands designed for multiple uses.  You also receive a coupon each month for $15 off a $50 purchase from Beauty Bar and a 12 month subscription to Allure magazine.  The cost for this subscription is $15.00 a month with shipping included.

Price: $15.00 a month with no option to skip.

The good:

The samples: You get deluxe sized samples from luxury brands.   

Magazine: You get a free 12 month subscription to Allure magazine.  If you already subscribe they will extend your subscription and if you don't want it you can mail in a form for a refund on the value ($12)

Coupon: They send you a coupon with each box for $15 off a $50 purchase. The catch is your order has to include at least one item from a brand you received that month.  It doesn't have to be the item you received just the same brand.

Referrals: It's a win/win. You get a $5 credit on your account or you can donate that to charity and the person you refer gets a 20% discount on their first purchase at Beauty Bar. 

The not so good:

Skip a month: There is no option to skip a month, only cancel.

Contents of box with approximate retail value.

.04 oz. Chloé Love Story perfume. Value = $1.83

Nügg Deep Cleaning Face Mask pot. Value = $2.99

Nügg Hydrating Face Mask pot. Value = $2.99

Nügg Revitalizing Face Mask pot. Value = $2.99

.25 oz. StriVectin Intensive Illuminating Serum. Value = $22.25

1.6 oz. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush. Value = $4.00

FULL SIZE Nails Inc. nail polish in Princess Palace. Value = $9.00

The total value of this box is $46.05. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know I'm a big fan of the face masks. I was surprised these little pots were $3 each though, seems kind of high. I'm not a fan of the nail polish color and the name, in my opinion, doesn't fit at all. Nothing about that color says Princess or Palace to me. StriVectin is a high end brand. I've used a couple of items from them but so far nothing mind blowing has happened. I'm swimming in dry shampoo and I don't use it. Is there another use for it except using it between shampoos?

Verdict: This box almost always fun products and a great value. 

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